never been south of oaxaca...............
i have been learning from this site every time i visit, but i have never actually heard the negatives from riding a full decker harley through south america. my girlfriend and i have been on several 2 month journies, but only as far as oaxaca and chipas. we had no problems with the actual physical manuverability of the ultra, but then again, i suspect SA to be a little move third world and road conditions not as desirable. we are planning to go with 6 others, all riding dual purpose bikes. i am buying sally a 650 klr. the others have been riding for years, but nothing more than a couple of 2 week canadian highway trips. we are very fit and in our early 60's. i cannot seem to think of parting with my 9th ultra classic for this trip, but i will listen to your voices of reason, as to the pros and cons of taking big blue. thanks, kevin